Applied Physics B

, Volume 84, Issue 3, pp 453–458

Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations

  • V. Wesemann
  • J.A. L‘huillier
  • L.K. Friess
  • P.A. v. Loewis of Menar
  • G. Bitz
  • A. Borsutzky
  • R. Wallenstein
  • T. Salva
  • S. Vernay
  • D. Rytz
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-006-2258-2

Cite this article as:
Wesemann, V., L‘huillier, J., Friess, L. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2006) 84: 453. doi:10.1007/s00340-006-2258-2

Abstract

Basic optical properties of the new nonlinear crystal BiB3O6 (BIBO) are measured for second harmonic generation (SHG) of 1064 nm radiation. These properties include the effective nonlinearities for different phase matching orientations, the corresponding acceptance bandwidths and the optical losses. Effective nonlinearities of up to 3.2 pm/V (ϕ=90°, θ=-11°) and losses of less than 0.1 %/cm at 1064 nm indicate that BIBO is a promising new nonlinear crystal for SHG of 1064 nm radiation. A two-dimensional measurement with high spatial resolution of the SHG efficiency and the optical homogeneity, clearly demonstrate the high optical quality of BIBO crystals now available.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Wesemann
    • 1
  • J.A. L‘huillier
    • 1
  • L.K. Friess
    • 1
  • P.A. v. Loewis of Menar
    • 1
  • G. Bitz
    • 1
  • A. Borsutzky
    • 1
  • R. Wallenstein
    • 1
  • T. Salva
    • 2
  • S. Vernay
    • 2
  • D. Rytz
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.FEE GmbHIdar-ObersteinGermany